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Have we lost our connection with the sun's earthly sister?
I certainly hope not!
This hot, burning miracle was once a turning point in our evolution, the most powerful symbol of life. It brought warmth, illumination and ritual. But fire has become something to be feared and controlled in our modern world. In fact, your Home Owners Association has probably banned it! (Please click Read More below)
Fire is now seen as a force of destruction rather than one of transformation and purification as it once was. But remember that fire is a member of the earth's most awesome quartet. The elements of earth, air, fire and water are at the root of all life and as with the other three, our need for fire will always persist.
Even when tamed, fire still draws us in and charms us with it's magic. We feel entranced by it's glow, warmed to our core by it's hot embers and are endlessly entertained by the playful choreography of it's flickering dance. Our connection to the flame is supported by a deep, vivid memory. A primal instinct within us.
Why not rebel against your HOA rules a little? Buy a fire pit. Light some candles.
Throw some wood on top of the charcoal grill and watch it burn.
It should never be forbidden to play with fire.